put something to sleep

put something to sleep
put (something) to sleep to kill an animal medically.

Mitzie is an old, sick cat, and I think we may have to put her to sleep.


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  • put to sleep — put (something) to sleep to kill an animal medically. Mitzie is an old, sick cat, and I think we may have to put her to sleep …   New idioms dictionary

  • sleep — sleep1 [ slip ] (past tense and past participle slept [ slept ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive to go into a natural state in which you are unconscious for a time and your body rests, especially for several hours at night: The baby usually sleeps in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleep */*/*/ — I UK [sliːp] / US [slɪp] verb Word forms sleep : present tense I/you/we/they sleep he/she/it sleeps present participle sleeping past tense slept UK [slept] / US past participle slept 1) [intransitive] to go into a natural state in which you are… …   English dictionary

  • sleep — noun 1》 a regularly recurring condition of body and mind in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. 2》 a gummy secretion found in the corners of the eyes after… …   English new terms dictionary

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